A Nobel prize-winning scientist has ripped into Boris Johnson’s leadership during the coronavirus crisis.
One of Britain’s most distinguished scientists said the United Kingdom has been left to play catch up due to a desperate lack of clear leadership.
Sir Paul head of the Francis Crick Institute in London, said it was not clear to him who was in charge and the country, including the ‘lions’ on the front line, necessitated much more leadership, and that we were desperate for clear leadership at all levels.
And there’s the feeling that the United Kingdom has been too much on the back foot, increasingly playing catch up, firefighting through the progressive crisis, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government being profoundly reprimanded for its response to the pandemic, with opposition politicians, unions and scientists accusing it of being too slow to introduce a lockdown, mass testing and protective equipment for medical staff.
Official statistics show the United Kingdom’s COVID 19 death toll has reached approximately 43,000, underlining the country’s status as the worst hit in Europe.
The government has stated it’s following scientific advice and was taking the right decisions at the right time. However, the Nobel laureate said the government and its scientific advisers needed to set out a distinct approach and the proof that underpinned it, and then learn from blunders.
Maybe there’s a strategy there, but we’re not seeing it, and the question is, who’s in charge of those decisions, whose developing the strategy, and the operation and implementation of that strategy?
Because at the moment it looks like this country is being led by a complete pack of fools, and we certainly shouldn’t be counting on Boris Johnson, and this pandemic has definitely highlighted just what he is and always has been, simply someone with a gobby mouth, and to add insult to injury, a dishonest one as well.
And where is Boris Johnson when we need him, he appears to have vanished again after he popped up to stutter and mumble to the public, then vanishes again, that’s not a leader, that’s a coward hiding away from reality, and Winston Churchill would be ashamed of him.
Boris Johnson is a one-trick pony – able and capable of manipulating the voters when it comes to Brexit, but when it comes to a genuine emergency, you certainly wouldn’t want him in the driving seat, and clearly, he’s doing no driving at the moment.
And this government is stocked full to the brim of loyal, hysterical fanatical Brexiteers and as for Boris Johnson, he’s not very good unless he’s able to deflect and crack one-liners which are not exactly traits that the people of this country want, they want someone with a spine, not someone who’s trying out to be a comedian.
We don’t need a jabbering babbling Boris, because he’s not a leader, he’s an opportunist, and let’s face it, if Winston Churchill had been anything like Boris Johnson, he’d have shot himself in the foot at the outbreak of WWII, and we’d all be goose-stepping and speaking German right now.
So, where is Boris Johnson, probably hiding under his bed because he’s not a huge supporter of public scrutiny?
General election – Boris under the bed. Devastating floods – Boris under the bed. Brexit negotiations – Boris under the bed. COVID 19 – Boris under the bed, so just another day in Boris land, and it doesn’t take a Nobel prize-winning scientist to tell the growing majority of us that this country needs leadership.
The problem is, we’ve had years of these worthless space cadets destroying people, and now thousands are suffering and dying, and our government are dividing and conquering the people of this country.
And sadly, recent events have shown that Boris Johnson is a straw Churchill, and despite having months and months of warning to organise resources and testing, we now have the second-highest death toll in the world, although even that’s confusing.
Official government figures say 36,000 dead, yet the Office of National Statistics says 4,000 have died from COVID 19 on the death certificate.
Is our government under-reporting the figures and if so why aren’t our usually vocal media not criticising this from the rooftops?
Boris Johnson is feeble and unreliable when he should be robust, particularly with lockdown breakers, and resolute when he should be conciliatory, and overall, Boris is presenting a very second-rate performance.
Boris Johnson certainly never wanted this crisis, but then nobody else did either, and it’s how it was handled that was immoral, and Boris Johnson isn’t the statesman he makes himself out to be, he’s just a celebrity Prime Minister who will go down in history as a fool, but you can’t just blame him because it was the people of this country who voted him in, and now they’re all looking frantic because they don’t know what the hell is going on.
But what I can’t understand is that Jeremy Corbyn had no chance of getting voted in, maybe his face simply didn’t fit the bill and he wasn’t like other MPs or the bunk that came with it, and unlike Boris Johnson, he’s a radical, and the government don’t like radicals because it stunts their cancer, and the voters thought that Jeremy Corbyn was much less prime ministerial.
However, Jeremy Corbyn did come out on top in terms of being in touch with the ordinary people, and he seems nice enough, and no I don’t believe it’s an act, and he was always consistent in his messages.
He never said anything to make others happy and he didn’t do something because others said that it had to be done, and at least he had some sincerity – more than we can say for Boris Johnson.
Admittedly, Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t have much charm, but then many MPs don’t either, yet he was despised, and he was seemingly the only MP who was honest about his viewpoints on the EU.
He said that the EU had helped to protect civil and workers rights, and he said that he believed there were problems with the EU, but that we would be better of staying in and working to make adjustments.
He said the immigration problems had been made by the negligence of the government to stop them being exploited to undercut UK nationals wages, and that housing, schools and the NHS should have been raised to meet demand.
About the Israel remark, he was simply making a point that intolerance towards both Jews and Muslims was wrong, and Jeremy Corbyn is well known as a long term campaigner for human rights, non-discrimination and anti-war, and to simply imply he was anti-Semitic was absurd and was just put out there to smear and undermine him, and what’s more disturbing is that everyone fell for it.
Jeremy Corbyn wanted to keep our National Health Service and to massively boost funding to the NHS, and those were his principal priorities, and I believe that Jeremy Corbyn would have managed this crisis better than this drizzle of right-wing libertarians who weren’t prepared to act as it went against their Thatcherite liberal illusions.